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Sodium borohydride

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hydrogen-storage grade, 98%

Sodium tetrahydridoborate
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hydrogen-storage grade





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reagent type: reductant

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>300 °C (dec.) (lit.)

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Atomic number of base material: 11
Gravimetric hydrogen capacity of sodium borohydride can be up to 10.8%.


Sodium borohydride (NaBH4) is a stable hydrogen carrier, which can be used as a chemical hydrogen storage material. It can also be used as an anodic fuel for alternative energy applications such as the fabrication of fuel cells. It can also be used in the reduction of graphene oxide in the presence of CaCl2 as a catalyst.
Sodium borohydride has promising application as a portable hydrogen storage material.


10 g in poly bottle

Analysis Note

Hydrogen content, XRD plots and metal purity data are available upon request.

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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Oral - Eye Dam. 1 - Repr. 1B - Skin Corr. 1B - Water-react. 1

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4.3 - Hazardous materials, which set free flammable gases upon contact with water



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Not applicable

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Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Ten-year efforts and a no-go recommendation for sodium borohydride for on-board automotive hydrogen storage
Demirci UB, et al.
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 34(6), 2638-2645 (2009)
Hydrogen generation using sodium borohydride solution and metal catalyst coated on metal oxide
Kojima Y, et al.
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 27(10), 1029-1034 (2002)
Qinghua Cui et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 724, 86-91 (2012-04-10)
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Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A, 103(8), 2611-2620 (2014-12-30)
In developing a chitosan/dextran-based (CD) hydrogel as an adhesion prevention postsurgical aid, the in vivo biodegradation rate, biodistribution, and inflammatory response are important parameters to the biomedical device design. Herein, for the first time, a CD hydrogel was prepared by
Meganne L Christian et al.
ACS nano, 6(9), 7739-7751 (2012-08-10)
Owing to its high storage capacity (10.8 mass %), sodium borohydride (NaBH(4)) is a promising hydrogen storage material. However, the temperature for hydrogen release is high (>500 °C), and reversibility of the release is unachievable under reasonable conditions. Herein, we


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